Rain Chances On The Increase 09/12/12
Wednesday Morning Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
A few showers have developed across the Permian Basin this morning as an upper level wave of energy drifts overhead. Expect an increase in both low and mid-level moisture through the day today. Highs will top out in the lower to mid 90’s across the region. Highs in the 80’s are expected in the higher elevations. Another wave or two will kick out of the mountains and across the area today. As such, more showers and thunderstorms are warranted in the forecast for today. However, rain showers and thunderstorms that do develop today will be more disorganized and isolated than those I expect to see on Thursday.
A cold front will surge southward through the Panhandle of Texas tonight. This boundary will arrive in the Permian Basin around sunrise or shortly before sunrise tomorrow morning. Strong north winds and numerous storms are expected along and behind this front. Given the high levels of moisture in place ahead of the front, it appears that heavy rain could be possible with some of the storms on Thursday. Localized flash flooding will be possible! Temperatures will move little on Thursday. Morning low will be in the upper 60’s and highs will only reach the mid 70’s in the Permian Basin. A few locations south of I-10 will be warmer.
Cloudy skies and a continued chance of rain will be in the forecast for Friday. Morning lows will dip into the 50’s and highs will struggle to reach the 70’s. Winds will remain out of the north.
Temperatures will rebound over the weekend as rain and cloud cover exit the area. Highs will be in the 70’s and 80’s on Saturday and Sunday. Winds will begin to swing around to the south over the weekend as well.
The next cold front is due on Tuesday of next week.